A Georgia boy, 13, had fatally shot his 14-year-old sister with a gun he made “from start to finish” amid a botched sale involving a 19-year-old man, police said.
The bizarre incident occurred inside a vehicle outside the teens’ home on Vicki Lane, Douglasville Wednesday.
Douglas County Sheriff Tim Pounds said that Wilson Brandon Scott III was trying to sell the gun he fabricated to a 19-year-old who intended to steal it from the kid.
As the two struggled over the gun, it discharged and struck Scott’s sister Kyra who was present at the time.
“Once we arrived, there were three people in the car, we observed there was a young girl in the vehicle who appeared to have been shot,” Pounds said.
“The folks that he made the weapon for, came to pick it up and a robbery took place. He was going to rob him, take the gun instead of purchase. That’s when the shots were fired.”
An eyewitness said that she was at the scene when deputies pulled out the girl’s body “and she was lifeless.”
“You could tell that she wasn’t breathing; there was an officer nearby who helped with taking her out of the car and they were holding her on the ground.”
“She had a little brother who was going irate, he was going crazy seeing his sister not breathing. He was saying, ‘Don’t die. Don’t die,’ repeatedly.”
Sheriff Pounds added: “He shot his sister, and it is so sad for this to happen, but a mother losing two kids at one time. And that kind of stuff goes on right under your nose and you never know about it.”
“A 13-year-old kid probably weighs about 80 pounds, is able to do, make a weapon from start to finish, at 13 years old.”